Haunted Places in Sunnyvale, California



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    Sunnyvalle Toys 'R Us

    Sunnyvale, California

    This retail store is said to be haunted by a ghost of a man named Johnson, John, or Johann. Psychics who have investigated say he was an 1880s ranch hand and preacher who died of axe wounds while working in an orchard. Employees report that objects jump off the shelves ...


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    Quality Inn and Suites Sunnyvale

    Sunnyvale, California

    The full body apparition of a man is reportedly seen throughout the hotel.


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    Quality Inn and Suites at NASA Ames

    Mountain View, California

    3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    1.) During a trip in 2014, while almost asleep, something jumped on my bed. After rapidly turning on a light, no-one or anything was there. 2.) A colleague was staying at the same hotel (same year). While sitting on his room bed, he said he felt as if at least three ...


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    California's Great America

    Santa Clara, California

    4 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    At California's Great America, aka Paramount's Great America, a ghost of a boy who was killed on a ride is said to haunt the area where the ride once stood. Many other spots at this amusement park are also said to be haunted as well. For example, a man's ghost ...


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    Agnews Insane Asylum Site

    Santa Clara, California

    5.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    In the Great Earthquake of 1906, over 100 patients were killed and buried on this site. The hospital itself was said to be a place full of negative residual energy from shock treatment leaving the patients catatonic. Guests have been shoved and report the feeling of being watched. Objects have ...


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    Rengstorff House

    Mountain View, California

    5.2 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Rengstorff House was originally built by German immigrant Henry Rengstorff on Stierlin Road in the 1860s, but was moved to its current location to be restored and turned into a museum. The 16-room mansion with beautiful period furnishings, a widow's walk and a garden was occupied by the Rengstorff family ...


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    Winchester Mystery House

    San Jose, California

    5.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The eccentric Sarah Winchester, builder of the Winchester Mystery House, is said to have built the rambling mansion to protect her from the ghosts of all the people who were were killed by her late husband's famous Winchester line of rifles. In a strange turn of events, is she who ...


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    644 N Santa Cruz Avenue

    Los Gatos, California

    9.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    This office building that was once a private home is haunted by a ghost nicknamed Julius. He has been known to play with a calculator, roll a chair across the floor, open and close filing cabinets, and monkey with the phones. Cold spots have been felt here as well.


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    Ohlone Burial Grounds

    Fremont, California

    12.5 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Reports say these grounds just down the road from Mission San Jose are fenced off, but a plaque designates the site as an Ohlone burial ground. Here, witnesses say they have photographed orbs, believed to be spirits of Ohlone Indians who died at the mission and were buried here.


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    Lord Bradley's Inn

    Fremont, California

    13 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    People claim to have seen apparitions in old-fashioned clothing throughout the building and hear footsteps and odd noises late at night.


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    Mission San José

    Fremont, California

    13.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Mission San Jose was founded in 1797, and although it is now a museum and sightseeing site, it once suffered an earthquake. Witnesses have described various incidences of paranormal activity including unexplained sounds, cold spots, eerie feelings, and even apparitions of Native Americans.


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    Mount Hamilton Grandview Restaurant

    Mount Hamilton, California

    15 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The lights have been known to flicker or even come on by themselves at this restaurant, even when no one is in the building. Also, the ghost of a young girl has been reported standing on the balcony that looks out over Silicon Valley.


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    Quimby Road Jogger

    San Jose, California

    15.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    A ghostly jogger is said to run along Quimby Road at around midnight.


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    Bronco Billy's Pizza

    Union City, California

    15.9 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The building this branch of the local pizza restaurant is housed in is one of the oldest in town, and dates back to before the city was established. The back room of the place is supposedly where most of the supernatural activity is confined to. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Niles Canyon Road

    Fremont, California

    16.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    A woman in a white dress was ran over sometime in the 1920's. Some people have seen a woman in a bloddy white gown walking along this road and hikers using the secret sidewalk have supposedly gone missing trying to aid this woman. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Water Dog Lake

    Belmont, California

    17.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The ghost of the water dog is a local legend. Some say the water dog killed a boy who was walking around the lake alone. Others don't believe it, and they say, according to a newspaper story, the boy was killed by a murderer who dumped the body at the ...


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    Brookdale Lodge - Brookdale Inn and Spa

    Brookdale, California

    18.5 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Reportedly haunted by the niece of the former proprietor who is alleged to have drowned in the creek that runs through the dining room. People claim to have seen her ghost running through the dining area, sitting by the fireplace crying and other times at various places. One ...


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    Hayward Plunge

    Hayward, California

    20.7 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    According to reports, in the late 1960s a swimming coach led his students to the creek and later murdered them. Now, witnesses say they have felt cold spots and seen eerie shadows, and those who stop in a clearing will see children's footsteps all around them and hear laughter, running, ...


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    Lone Tree Cemetery

    Hayward, California

    21.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    At this haunted cemetery, witnesses have reported faces that appear in the bushes, unexplained noises, objects that move on their own, flashes of light and chiming bells. Some folks have seen orbs, others have had them show up later in photographs.


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    Prim Boutique

    Pleasanton, California

    22 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Hi, my name is Sara White. I currently work at Prim Boutique in downtown Pleasanton. This past weekend we had a ghost walk (people walk around downtown and visit the shops/restaurants that are haunted & receive history on the ghost/ghost's story). Prim Boutique participated in the ghost walk because ...


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    Blue Agave Club and Restaurant

    Pleasanton, California

    22.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    This Mexican restaurant is housed in one of the oldest residence's in town, and is rumoured to be haunted by a variety of spirits. The building use to house offices, and workers would report desk chairs rolling around of their own accord and papers mysteriously going missing. A ...


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    The Rose Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    22.2 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Lights turning on and off, a full body apparition of a male ghost, heavy items being moved without explanation and other ghostly happenings make up the main features of this California haunted hotspot.


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    Pleasanton Hotel

    Pleasanton, California

    22.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    This former hotel is now a restaurant with tenants living on top. It is not a functioning hotel. Reportedly haunted by a prostitute who was murdered there in the late 1800's.


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    Zaballa House

    Half Moon Bay, California

    22.6 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    People claim that room 6 is haunted with strange noises and alarms going off. Guests on review websites claim the walls are thin which could explain the "haunting" reports.


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    CineLux Chabot Cinema

    Castro Valley, California

    22.7 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    According to employees, the disembodied laughter of a man has been heard here, and shadows have been seen going up and down the aisles late at night.


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    UC Santa Cruz - Porter College

    Santa Cruz, California

    25.9 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    University of California Santa Cruz - Porter College has several sites rumored to be haunted. In the A Building, the apparition of a student who committed suicide has been seen, as well as others. On the B Building's 1st Floor, there are strange noises and voices, objects that fly across ...


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    Graham Hill Road Cemetery - Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery

    Santa Cruz, California

    26.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Graham Hill Road Cemetery, aka Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery, is said to be haunted by apparitions, faces in headstones, dark shadows, and orbs. Some reports say if see a white figure coming toward you, get out of the way, because this is not a friendly ghost.


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    Adolph's Restaurant - Fuji Restaurant

    Santa Cruz, California

    26.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The former Adolph's Restaurant, and now Fuji Restaurant, is said to be haunted. Workers have seen several apparitions, and some historians have supposed they may them stem from a murder that happened here around 1900.


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    Lullaby Lane Baby Store - Baby World

    San Bruno, California

    27.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The former Lullaby Lane Baby Store (now Baby World) has been in operation since the 1950s, and is believed to be haunted by a former employee named Jean Brown, who retired from the store in 1977 and died of lung cancer in 1980. Witnesses report unexplained noises, footsteps, moving chairs, ...


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    Rispin Mansion

    Capitola, California

    27.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The abandoned Rispin Mansion, originally built in 1922 by a real-estate baron, is the centerpiece for many local legends and ghost stories. Once grand, it has been burned, graffitied, and left to fall to ruin.


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    Surf Bistro and Bakery

    Santa Cruz, California

    27.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    This bistro is haunted according to diners and staff. Activity reported here includes pictures being moved by unseen hands, a ghostly male voice and the apparition of a disheveled old man. The resident spook is believed to be a Canadian freight train hopper, who frequented a prior establishment on ...


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    Bayview Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Aptos, California

    28.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The former owner, his wife, and two of their friends are thought to be here after they all died in a car accident. Numerous apparitions are seen here (all of which wear out of date clothing), electric items turn on and off by themselves, footsteps are heard, and the smell ...


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    Moss Beach Distillery

    Moss Beach, California

    28.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    This restaurant on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean was originally built in 1927 as a speakeasy, but turned into a restaurant in 1933. It is said to be haunted by the Blue Lady, who folks say died near the restaurant. The story has been seen on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. ...


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    Ocean View Inn

    Montara, California

    28.9 miles from Sunnyvale, CA


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    Kofman Auditorium

    Alameda, California

    29.7 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Witnesses at Kofman Auditorium have reported unexplained noises and the apparition of a woman who walks around in the backstage area.


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    Pinehurst and Redwood Road

    Oakland, California

    30.2 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    My girlfriend and I went out late at night on this road, as we tend to go on late night drives. However this night there were many cold spots, strange noises from outside of the car, an odd light caught on film followed by thumping against my car (which we ...


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    Mount Madonna County Park

    Watsonville, California

    30.6 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Locals say that for decades, around the mansion ruins, the spirits of former owner Henry Miller and his daughter have been seen riding horseback. The daughter was killed when she broke her neck in a riding accident. A ghostly girl also has been reported walking in the night, wearing a ...


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    Swell Bar

    Alameda, California

    30.6 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The local establishment is haunted by the original bar owner. Reports from patrons and staff indicate that lights turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close of their own accord and pool balls roll across the table without being touched. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    1400 Bar and Grill

    Alameda, California

    30.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    A man dressed in period uniform has been seen here, accompanied by cold spots. Footsteps and other unexplained noises are also heard here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bordello

    Oakland, California

    31.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Old house built in 1887, former saloon and brothel with very active paranormal activity. Everything from chairs being moved to figures of men and women sighted around the house. Not too bothersome but definitely present. History records suggest a bar fight leading to a stabbing in the saloon in the ...


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    St James Presbyterian Church

    San Francisco, California

    31.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    St. James Presbyterian Church is said to be haunted, as evidenced by footsteps heard walking up the stairs and doors that shut by themselves and are sometimes impossible to open again. The same doors will be found open later.


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    Chitactac-Adams County Park

    Sunnyvale, California

    31.4 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Said to be on the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, the park contains trails where visitors can view ancient rock carvings. Some folks have reported that when they drove past the park at night, their car air-conditioners suddenly turned on and blew a blast of cold air.


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    USS Hornet

    Alameda, California

    31.5 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    This retired aircraft carrier, historic landmark, and museum is said to be the most haunted warship in the world. It has been used as a setting on many movies and has been featured on several TV shows, including MTV's Fear, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.


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    Morgan Territory Road

    Clayton, California

    32.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Morgan Territory Road began as an old logging trail in the 1800s. Legend has is that Joaquin Murrieta, California bandit El Dorado, buried his stolen goods nearby under a oak tree. In the 1950s a woman and her husband saw an apparition next to a oak tree, but they didn't ...


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    Gilroy Gardens - Bonfante Gardens

    Gilroy, California

    33.7 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Formerly Bonfante Gardens but now called Gilroy Gardens, the garden-themed family amusement park is said to be haunted. Workers at this park say they have seen its carousel turn on and start running by itself at night. The carousel is located in Claudia's Garden.


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    Dusty Treasures Antiques and Collectibles

    Watsonville, California

    34.8 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Housed in an 1899 mansion, this old-fashioned antiques store is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors have reported the sound of keys being pressed on a typewriter when no one is around, as well as disembodied footsteps, ghostly laughter and doors slamming shut on the second floor. The apparition of ...


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    Market Street Cinema

    San Francisco, California

    35.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    Market Street Cinema is reported to be haunted by ghosts of homeless folks who stay in the theater at night. Legend has it that a former employee named James used to rent space out to the homeless in the basement overnight. After they all died, including James, their spirits kept ...


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    Veteran's Memorial Building

    Watsonville, California

    35.1 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    This historic venue is rumoured to be haunted by the apparition of a little boy in antiquated clothes, who has been seen running across the main stage of the building during events. This spook has also been attributed to moving the curtains during performances, as well as bouncing a ...


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    Safeway

    San Francisco, California

    35.3 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The ghost of a young boy has been seen in the halls leading to the storage room around closing time, or sitting beside crates with his head down and his arms around his knees. Some say the building was a motel in the mid 1900s but local gang members burned ...


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    Hotel Rex

    San Francisco, California

    35.5 miles from Sunnyvale, CA

    The housekeepers always said that they saw the apparition of a Chinese man with a clever particularly on the 4th floor. They also reported that many guests also heard the sound of horseshoes in the alley behind the hotel when there was nothing there. The building once housed Chinese ...


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